bosnian-minister-urges-prosecutors-to-quiz-warmongers--01-19-2017
19 Jan 17 Bosnian Minister Asks Prosecutors to Quiz ‘Warmongers’

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Security Minister Dragan Mektic called on prosecutors to question two high-profile commentators who predicted that war would break out again in the country.

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18 Jan 17 Bosnian Serb Leader Calls US Ambassador ‘Enemy’

Republika Srpska’s President Milorad Dodik responded to US sanctions imposed on him with a blistering attack on the US ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, who he described as Bosnian Serbs’ enemy.

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18 Jan 17 Protest Sparks Clash at Serbian Ruling Party Event

Youth Initiative for Human Rights activists said they were attacked at a Serbian Progressive Party event in Beska when they protested about the featured speaker, war crimes convict Veselin Sljivancanin.

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17 Jan 17 US Sanctions Dodik for Obstructing Dayton Agreement

The US Treasury confirmed sanctions against Republika Srpska president Milorad Dodik on Tuesday after he defied rulings handed down by Bosnia's Constitutional Court.

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17 Jan 17 Yugoslav General Who Staged Croatia Retreat Dies

Former Yugoslav People’s Army general Vladimir Trifunovic, who was prosecuted for treason in Serbia and war crimes in Croatia, remained controversial for his dramatic withdrawal from Croatia in 1991.

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17 Jan 17 Serbian Ruling Party Hosts War Crimes Convict

The ruling Serbian Progressive Party has been hosting Veselin Sljivancanin, who was convicted by the Hague Tribunal of responsibility for the 1991 Vukovar massacre, as a speaker at party events.

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12 Jan 17 Bosnian Serbs Suspend Contact with High Representative

The Republika Srpska government said it cut communications with Bosnia’s High Representative Valentin Inzko after he reportedly compared the entity’s banned ‘statehood day’ celebrations to commemorations of a Croatian WWII-era Nazi puppet state.

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11 Jan 17 Serbian President Slammed for Meeting Bosnian War Criminal

Rights campaigners accused President Tomislav Nikolic of promoting nationalism and undermining Bosnia’s sovereignty after he met Momcilo Krajisnik, a Bosnian Serb politician convicted of war crimes.

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11 Jan 17 Albanians Abroad Unite for Kosovo Ex-PM Haradinaj

Albanians worldwide have become involved in a protest campaign over the detention in France of former Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj - causing an angry reaction from Serbia, which requested his arrest.

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10 Jan 17 Bosnian Troops Face Probe over Serb Celebration

An investigation will ask why members of the armed forces participated in a divisive holiday celebration in the Republika Srpska entity, contravening orders from the Ministry of Defence.

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09 Jan 17 Defiant Bosnian Serbs Celebrate Banned ‘National Day’

Celebrations in the Bosnian Serb entity Republika Srpska saw a ratcheting up of independence rhetoric as well as high-level spats over the participation of members of the country’s armed forces.

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05 Jan 17 Serbia’s Rehabilitation of Chetnik General Postponed

A Serbian court postponed to February its decision on the rehabilitation of WWII Chetnik commander Nikola Kalabic, who was declared a war criminal by the Yugoslav Communist authorities.

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04 Jan 17 Croatia Urges Serbia to Return Religious Artefacts

The Croatian culture ministry demanded the return of over 1,000 artefacts taken to Serbia from Orthodox churches and monasteries during the 1990s wars and thousands of items that went missing from its museums.

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23 Dec 16 Macedonia NATO Killings Case Unresolved After 13 Years

Defendants in the politically-charged Sopot case, in which ethnic Albanian villagers are accused of planting a mine that killed NATO soldiers in 2003, are hoping a new investigation will establish their innocence.

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22 Dec 16 Bosnian Serb Billboards Defy ‘Statehood Day’ Ban

Billboard posters with double meanings are being used by the authorities in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska to hit back at a ban on their ‘statehood day’ holiday - which they intend to celebrate anyway.

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